HPD cop busted on prostitution charge

HOUSTON - A Houston police officer was busted Wednesday night during a prostitution sting on the west side.

Jermaine Owens, 40, is charged with misdemeanor prostitution.

He was arrested at a Motel 6 at 14833 Katy Freeway, according to HPD. Police say he offered an undercover officer $200 for sex, not realizing she was a colleague. 

Owens has been suspended while the investigation continues.

He has been with HPD for 13 years and was assigned to Westside Patrol.





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